Calling our overseas readers

05:19, May 30 2014
timaru herald building
PAST TIMES: The Timaru Herald occupied a building on the corner of Sophia St and the Royal Arcade for nearly 100 years from 1886 to 1984.

Keeping up with news from home has never been so easy.

In the internet age, stories travel around the world with the click of a mouse, but 150 years ago it took three-month sailing journey for immigrants to send copies of The Timaru Herald back to Britain to share a slice of colonial life with their families.

Expats, we'd love to know what The Timaru Herald means to you. Email:

These days many readers of The Timaru Herald live overseas or beyond the South Canterbury region. As part of our birthday celebrations we'd like to talk to expat readers about what it means to be able to get updates from "home" via the internet.

If you'd like to share your thoughts with us, please contact us at: [subject "expat"] or PM us on our Facebook page (so we can get in touch with you).


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